Let's See Where This Takes Us.
Posted on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 @ 1:07am by Lieutenant Commander R'Tan
"Personal Log: Stardate 70577.19
"She called again. I swear, I do not know how she finds out what she knows. I mean, yes, she is Tal Shiar, but the speed she finds things out about me. I am almost led to believe she has an informant on the inside, just watching me. I know that sounds a bit narcissistic, and it's probably not true. I just can't figure out any other way.
"I guess I should be grateful she is not filled with hatred like my father and brother. She does genuinely seem to care about my well being. Then again, it could all be a ruse to lull me into a false sense of security so they could apprehend me. As long as I am on this side of the Neutral Zone, they really can't get to me."
R'Tan Stands up and starts to pace.
"My investigation has been...interesting, to say the least. What happened on that planet is appalling, and most people believe they were chosen on sheer happenstance. I'm having trouble finding that convincing. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I should take a play from them Vulcans and follow the logic. However, my instinct has gotten me this far, and I can't ignore it.
"I am going to be setting up an experiment. I am going to ask one of the Vulcan crew members to perform a mind meld on one of the victims. I'm hoping they can pull some information out of them that would be helpful. I'm also going to ask Engineering to pull apart one of the devices to see if we can find out how and from where it was receiving it's signals.
"If nothing turns up, I will attach one of those things to myself, and have the crew member perform a Mind meld with me while it is attached. Maybe that will get some better answers. Obviously I will do it in a safe and controlled environment, but I don't want to subject the survivors to that device again. Also, in case something goes wrong, I would rather it be me than an innocent.
"There is an investigator on board trying to determine if this crew is dirty or not. Unfortunately, leave it to Internal Affairs to assume the blame falls on the crew. I would love to hear the logic of this argument from the Lieutenant in charge of the investigation. I guess it is just a matter of time before our paths cross, I'm sure.
"Computer, end personal log and save."